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Ground-breaking' victory for community against drug giant

Press release

From the Cape Times Newspaper - January 28, 2010 Edition 1 CRAIG MCKUNE MEMBERS of a small Eastern Cape community are elated after taking on a German pharmaceutical giant over a patent to produce extracts from two local plant species - and winning. "This is the first time that a patent is challenged successfully by Africans.

Bt-Maize GA21 / Syngenta

Publication
SUBMISSION OF OBJECTIONS BY THE AFRICAN CENTRE FOR BIOSAFETY (ACB)

ObjectionsSyngentaGA21.pdf Objections To The Application Made By Syngenta Seedco In Respect Of Event Ga21 To The National Department Of Agriculture, South Africa